Buckley to Breitbart?
Is Andrew Breitbart the new William F. Buckley, Jr?
When I saw the following headline for a post at Powerline, From Buckley to Breitbart, I actually figured it had to be a criticism of Breitbart’s clownish sensationalism when compared to William F. Buckley’s intellectualism.
Considering his esprit as well as well as the splash of his Web sites, it seems to me that Andrew Breitbart may be the Wililam Buckley of the Internet Age — part journalist, part showman, part conservative visionary and ideological entrepreneur. He has an instinctive understanding of the media environment that is the base of the left’s cultural monopoly and he means to do his best to overthrow it.
To which I can only say: wow. If the best the conservative movement can do in terms of a key intellectual (so to speak) media representative is Andrew Breitbart, then the conservative movement is in even more trouble than I thought it was.
The piece concludes:
With the hounds baying, Andrew deserves the support of conservatives in his struggle with the Democrat-Media complex.
Indeed, this further bolsters what Doug Mataconis was saying yesterday: How Andrew Breitbart, And The Conservative New Media, Failed.